Nature, Botanicals, Animals

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COLLECTING NATURE: THE HISTORY OF THE HERBARIUM AND NATURAL SPECIMENS

Written by Tirén, Svante Helmbaek
A gorgeous leatherbound compendium of flora, shells, rare insects and more from the golden age of curiosities
July 5, 2022 | Hardcover | Bokforlaget Stolpe |
$40.00
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HOUSE PLANTS

Written by Maunder, Mike
Exploring the economics, science, and cultural significance of houseplants, a many-tendrilled history of our domestic, pot-bound companions. Our penchant for keeping houseplants is an ancient practice dating back to the Pharaohs. House Plants explores the stories behind the plants we bring home and how they were transformed from wild plants into members of our households.
August 4, 2022 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 256 Pages |
$27.00
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RED LEVIATHAN: THE SECRET HISTORY OF SOVIET WHALING

Written by Jones, Ryan Tucker
A revealing and authoritative history that shows how Soviet whalers secretly helped nearly destroy endangered whale populations, while also contributing to the scientific understanding necessary for these creatures' salvation. The Soviet Union killed over six hundred thousand whales in the twentieth century, many of them illegally and secretly.
May 30, 2022 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$30.00
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AUDUBON AT SEA: THE COASTAL AND TRANSATLANTIC ADVENTURES OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

This one-of-a-kind, lavishly illustrated anthology celebrates Audubon's connection to the sea through both his words and art. The American naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851) is widely remembered for his iconic paintings of American birdlife. But as this anthology makes clear, Audubon was also a brilliant writer--and his keen gaze took in far more than creatures of the sky.
August 19, 2022 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 352 Pages |
$30.00
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FASCINATING SHELLS: AN INTRODUCTION TO 121 OF THE WORLD'S MOST WONDERFUL MOLLUSKS

Written by Salvador, Andreia
Beautiful photographs of stunning shells from London's Natural History Museum, home to one of the most significant and comprehensive collections in the world. Collected and treasured for their beauty, used in religious rituals, or even traded as currency, shells have fascinated humans for millennia.
March 17, 2022 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$22.50
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POWER IN THE WILD: THE SUBTLE AND NOT-SO-SUBTLE WAYS ANIMALS STRIVE FOR CONTROL OVER OTHERS

Written by Dugatkin, Lee Alan
From the shell wars of hermit crabs to little blue penguins spying on potential rivals, power struggles in the animal kingdom are as diverse as they are fascinating, and this book illuminates their surprising range and connections. The quest for power in animals is so much richer, so much more nuanced than who wins what knock-down, drag-out fight.
April 20, 2022 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 208 Pages |
$25.00
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KRAKEN: THE CURIOUS, EXCITING, AND SLIGHTLY DISTURBING SCIENCE OF SQUID

Written by Williams, Wendy
The enthralling examination of one of the most popular and most intriguing animals in the deep blue seaThe ocean is the last remaining source of profound mystery and discovery on Earth with eighty percent of it still largely unexplored; thus, it is of perennial fascination.
July 5, 2022 | PB | ABRAMS |
$17.00
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PENGUINS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE SECOND EDITION

Written by Cornthwaite, Julie
An acclaimed photographic guide to these marvelous and enigmatic birds--now in a new, updated edition Penguins are perhaps the most beloved birds. On land, their behavior appears so humorous and expressive that we can be excused for attributing to them moods and foibles similar to our own.
April 19, 2022 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 240 Pages |
$35.00
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LIVES OF FUNGI: A NATURAL HISTORY OF OUR PLANET'S DECOMPOSERS

Written by Bunyard, Britt
A fascinating and richly illustrated exploration of the natural history of fungi We know fungi are important, for us as well as the environment. But how they live, and what they can do, remains mysterious and surprising. Filled with stunning photographs, The Lives of Fungi presents an inside look into their hidden and extraordinary world.
April 26, 2022 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 288 Pages |
$29.95
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WORLD ATLAS OF TREES AND FORESTS: EXPLORING EARTH'S FOREST ECOSYSTEMS

Written by Chave, Jérôme
A marvelously illustrated look at the world's diverse forests and their ecosystems The earth's forests are havens of nature supporting a diversity of life. Shaped by climate and geography, these vast and dynamic wooded spaces offer unique ecosystems that shelter complex and interdependent webs of flora, fungi, and animals.
September 20, 2022 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 400 Pages |
$49.95

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